- My model of MX-5 is: 1990 mk1 eunos
- I’m based near: Harlow, Essex
- I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: soft top frame identification
Probably a really noob question here but…
Wondering how to tell the difference between the mk1 and mk2 soft top frames please. Ideally without taking off the fabric (can’t trust myself to do it in a day, can’t trust the area I live and mainly can’t trust the good old British weather)
I currently have a mk2 soft top on my mk1 mx5 however it’s really tatty and I intend to replace it later this year, however it sags massively at the back so wondering if it is actually the mk2 fabric, but on a mk1 frame. I know the mk2 has straps on the frame (and my one does), but no idea how to tell if they are original or someone put them on themselves. Are the original straps made of black webbing?
It could just be ill fitting as the previous owner pointed out to me that the guy who had it before him, riveted the top and rain rail wrong way so you can’t put the metal rail over it (I do have these though)
All help would be appreciated, thanks.